Have you ever been so sure that God directed you in a certain way and promised you a certain outcome, but then you come up against a crisis of your faith, and suddenly you are so afraid? That is how Jacob was in this passage. He reminds God that God is the one who gave… Read More Scripture prayers #4
I love to read passages of the Bible where God appears to man. If you haven’t read through the Bible, you may be surprised how many times this happened. Joshua 5 and 6 contains one of these passages. In Joshua 5:13-15 we see that a man is standing before Joshua with his sword drawn. At… Read More Appearances of God to Man – Breakthroughs
God is big enough, strong enough, compassionate enough, and near enough to each of His children, and He will carry us through all the difficulties of our lives.… Read More Thank you for your prayers!
To those of you who have been worshipping with me since the beginning of the year, thank you, and welcome again! For those of you who have joined more recently, welcome, and I would like to invite you not only to read these prayers of worship, but also to pray them for yourself and to… Read More Worship with me #40
They speak to me– The silent setting sun The crashing, roaring waves The deepening royal purple of The jutting, rocky island which rises up from the sea. They speak to me– The yellows, pinks, oranges, And all the in-between hues of the setting sun; Light becomes color But their voice is one, One Voice speaking… Read More Master Artist
“Lord, I just can’t hang on another minute!” Yes, my child, oh yes you can. Just reach out and take My hand; Watch that minute stretch like a rubber band.” The minute becomes a week, a year. In circumstances I thought I couldn’t bear, He came down and held me near, Whispered softly in my… Read More Stretching Time
Is the word of God just a bunch of quotable quotes or a bag of ancient dry bones? According to first Timothy 3:16 it is profitable for doctrine (which is another way of saying “teaching”) and is also profitable for reproof, correction, and training in righteousness. But is that all it’s good for? I believe… Read More Living Words
Last week we started this new series, a concert of praise that we can lift up to the Lord together. The following prayer of worship was originally published on this blog here. Even if you don’t feel like worshiping right now, I encourage you to pray this prayer, believing it to be true, and see… Read More Worship with me #2
I don’t have it all together. There I said it. My teenage daughter has taken to asking me if I have my keys before she will even close the door of my car, because I have locked the keys in the car more than one or two times. Before we leave to go somewhere she… Read More Having it all together is overrated
We probably all have met someone in our lifetime that talks nonstop. As a mom, I am a part of the ranks of moms throughout the centuries who have had at least one child who loved to chatter nonstop. Recently, one of my children was having one of those very talkative days, and I was… Read More Do You Want to Hear Jesus?
My heart is divided more often than I’d like to admit. It contains a large open space, like a modern house, where no walls divide the different living spaces, and where the light shines into all the corners. It also contains a dark closet where I go to stew. Do you have one of those,… Read More The Dark Closet
This year I thought I had escaped the invasion of the ants. Other people were talking about how the ants were bad at their house this year, but our house only appeared to have a few stray scouts. Then I started noticing that a few scouts seemed to be consistently hanging around the bathroom sink.… Read More Sneaky Little Ants
A breaking heart feels so alone— Tearing, aching, grieving groans Where contentment once abode Darkness now has come. He clutches at his aching chest; The agony won’t let him rest, His sobs are filled with gnawing “why’s” As in his hopelessness he cries To One who listens in the skies. And as the tears tumble… Read More Broken Heart
In all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is sometimes difficult to find time to sit still and be quiet, to think and ponder and be calm before the Lord. So, as we come to the end of the “old year” and to the beginning of the new year, let’s take a… Read More Thoughts for a Happy New Year
About four years ago our family had a charity yard sale on a hot day in July. The Lord had blessed us with a good number of customers, and so we had done well. But I persevered into the afternoon hours in spite of the heat. The reason for that is because I find that… Read More Be Still